Soul Pools

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Master percussionist and drummer Babatunde Lea has summoned the spirit of rhythm in the company of some of the world's greatest jazz and world music luminaries. On Soul Pools, Lea leads a new team of all-star talent that includes John Benitez on bass, Kevin Jones on percussion, Ku-umba Frank Lacy on horns and vocals, Hilton Ruiz on piano and Mario Rivera on sax and flute. His stunning debut for Motema Music showcases his comprehensive drumming and percussion work which is exciting, stimulating and spiritual. A brilliant soloist, Lea is sensational on Kenny Garrett's "Jackie and The Beanstalk." He cuts loose with a solo that is filled with passion, depth and the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Master percussionist and drummer Babatunde Lea has summoned the spirit of rhythm in the company of some of the world's greatest jazz and world music luminaries. On Soul Pools, Lea leads a new team of all-star talent that includes John Benitez on bass, Kevin Jones on percussion, Ku-umba Frank Lacy on horns and vocals, Hilton Ruiz on piano and Mario Rivera on sax and flute. His stunning debut for Motema Music showcases his comprehensive drumming and percussion work which is exciting, stimulating and spiritual. A brilliant soloist, Lea is sensational on Kenny Garrett's "Jackie and The Beanstalk." He cuts loose with a solo that is filled with passion, depth and the musicality gleaned through years of travel, education and working with like-minded musicians. In addition to the great world music and instrumental jazz artists performing on this program, Babatunde Lea has invited vocalist Jana Herzen to interpret her original blues-laden composition titled "Round The World." Her sultry alto voice is given added dimension by the excellent accompanying solos from Raul Midon on guitar and Frank Lacy on trombone. Overall Babatunde Lea's uncompromising artistry is well-supported throughout this stellar endeavor. Best bets: "Soul Pools" for its intrinsic beauty, great horn charts and lyrical naturalness. This CD is a must for world music and jazz enthusiasts that enjoy the dynamic beats, rhythm and syncopation of drumming and percussion masters.
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Babatunde Lea has put together a great band and recording...Highly recommended!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2003
  • Label: Motema Music
  • UPC: 709363713625
  • Catalog Number: 7136
  • Sales rank: 329,323

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Confrontation (3:37)
  2. 2 Jackie and the Beanstalk (5:55)
  3. 3 Isabella (5:01)
  4. 4 Round the World (4:28)
  5. 5 Whoa Baba! (4:44)
  6. 6 10:55 (4:54)
  7. 7 Ejercito Moreno (4:43)
  8. 8 Yerba Buena (4:23)
  9. 9 Outlyer (4:36)
  10. 10 Soul Pools (5:02)
  11. 11 Carolyn's Dance (4:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Footprints (25:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Babatunde Lea Primary Artist, Percussion, Drums, Trap Kit
Hilton Ruiz Piano
John Benítez Bass
Mario Rivera Flute, Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Watts Tenor Saxophone
Raul Midón Guitar, Trumpet, Background Vocals, Mouth Trumpet
Geoff Brennan Bass
Jana Herzen Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul McCartney Composer
Gil Goldstein Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Eric Stewart Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Paulo Jobim Composer
Bob St. John Mastering
Paul Stubblebine Mastering
Frank Wildhorn Composer
R. Andrew Lepley Session Photographer
Jean-Marc Lubrano Liner Notes, Art Direction
Suzi Reynolds Producer, Liner Notes
Babatunde Lea Arranger, Liner Notes
Jana Herzen Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
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